Greetings and salutations, curious i-net wanderer. I'm novelist and screenwriter A.X. Rhodes, specializing in dark thrillers and horror tales. But you may call me AX. In the third grade, I read The Tell-Tale Heart, and saw my first scary movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street. And I was hooked on horror. 

A lot has changed since then, but my love of the genre has not. If you are like me, however, you are weary of books with redundant plots, unanswered questions, and lame endings. My stories are smart, original, and suspenseful, with realistic characters. Craving creepy tales? Read my books. Goosebumps - guaranteed.

Feature Selection


Welcome |The Library | About the Author | Contact

Haunting Music|Fun Lists for Fans |Writing Process FAQ | Thank Yous 

​Find an error in a book? It happens. NOTIFY me with its title, chapter, & page or line #. Thx

Now available for purchase: At the request of fans, A.X. Rhodes has extended a short story from the Campfire Tales collection. Defeated by a vicious divorce and the loss of custody of her kids, Joanna returns to her great-grandparents' plantation house in rural South Carolina. But she does not realize her new property hides a terrifying secret, and a link to the sins of ages past. Struggling to recover from emotional scars, find purpose in her life without her children, and make friends in an unfamiliar setting, Joanna soon discovers something odd about an item left behind in her basement that goes beyond mere artistic expression and hurls her into the perilous world of - Painting Macabre.